| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:15 AM
My trees look ratty. Can I prune now before the leaves come out? Should I put that black gunk on the cuts? I've never done this before.
March is an excellent time to prune trees. Without leaves, you have a much better view of what needs to be done....
| Feb 17, 2013
Shortly after her move from New Hampshire to Newtown in 1998, Nancy Lanza had good news about her troubled son.
"Adam is doing well here, and seems to be enjoying the new school," Lanza wrote to a friend back in Kingston, N.H., in a Feb. 9, 1999, email....
| Jan 23, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Sit down for this, people: I came across a touching story this week.
Recent emails suggest that mouthbreathing Notre Dame supporters will find it hard to believe that I have a heart that could be touched, but it’s true, and those lobotomized...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 9:18 PM
The scariest thing about the plot of "Extremities" is realizing how not just a person's life, but a person's very psyche, can change in an instant.
William Mastrosimone's drama, onstage in a solid production by Greater Orlando Actors Theatre, shows what...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Like preachers across the country preparing for Christmas services today, William Lori has grappled with the question of how to celebrate the joy of the day so soon after the devastation of Newtown.
But for Baltimore's new archbishop, the challenge also...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 6:14 PM
The Christmas tree had been knocked down by Friday morning's high winds long before Carl Zencey arrived at the memorial outside the entrance of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Zencey, who has lived in Newtown for three decades, couldn't leave it like...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:15 PM
They came from down the street and from Bristol and Waterbury and Brookfield, simultaneously packing a service at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and a vigil at nearby Newtown United Methodist Church. Speaking through tears, they voiced one thought:
| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:31 PM
He was a loner, a 20-year-old whom Newtown High School classmates remembered as a skinny, shaggy-haired boy "who never really talked at all" and who stayed tight to the corridor walls when he walked, often clutching his laptop.
There was a common...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 6:08 AM
Lure your gang to the table with this all-in-one meal that starts with mild and mellow U.S. Farm-Raised catfish. Topped with a tempting corn and lima bean succotash, our Pan-Seared Catfish with Succotash will have you reeling in tasty rewards!
| Nov 11, 2012
The Christmas Schooner
Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Guest blogger Jen Broadwater here, filling in for L'Oreal, who is otherwise occupied this evening leading her fabulous life.
When L'Oreal asked me to pinch hit for her tonight on Glee, my first thought was, "Uh oh, I guess I need to learn the new...